The Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival celebrated its 23rd year June 10-11 in Tryon with visitors from North Carolina and beyond coming together to enjoy cold brews, ‘cue and live music. More than 60 barbecue teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee were on hand to compete in categories […]
Thao and The Get Down Stay Down returned to Asheville this week in support of new album A Man Alive. The Grey Eagle show also included sets from Emily Easterly and Saintseneca.
This year’s theme was saints and sinners, and the 2016 Asheville Mardi Gras parade brought thousands out in sunny weather to watch the spectacle.
The roundup includes John Scofield and Jon Cleary, the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, The Nth Power, dopapod, Jon Stickley and Travis Book
The slideshow from November includes photos of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Infamous Stringdusters, the Jon Stickley Trio, Driftwood, The Dave Rawlings Machine and others.
The North Carolina Arboretum’s second annual Winter Lights holiday exhibit officially kicks off Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2. Visitors can walk through a 3-acre tour of the arboretum’s nationally-known gardens dressed in uniquely-lit displays and landscapes.
From October: Dr. Dog, Trampled By Turtles, Drive-by Truckers, Rayland Baxter, Grace Potter, LEAF Festival, Colonel Bruce, Unspoken Tradition, Widespread Panic and more.
Halloween costumes aren’t just for people anymore! Increasingly, pet caretakers are dressing up their furry family members and taking them out on the town for this spooktacular holiday. Just in case you need some Halloween inspiration for your feline or Fido, we reached out to local animal rescue organizations and local business owners to showcase some […]
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Octopus, bread-in-a-can, crazy fish hats and impromptu, a cappella beach songs shared the stage with local chefs at last night’s FRS Tanked competition. Click through for a slideshow of the event by Cindy Kunst and a report by Jonathan Ammons.
Photos from August include ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Perpetual Groove, Hard Working Americans, HELLYEAH, Bruce Hornsby, Four Tops, Marcus King Band, The Mantras and more.
BaconFest 2015 took over the meadow at Highland Brewing Co. Saturday with local vendors serving samples of their most creative — and occasionally outrageous — swine-based dishes. Click through for a photo gallery from the event by Cindy Kunst.
The Catching Dreams fashion show transformed the Masonic Temple.
Covered in fake blood and smiles, Ashevillians set out on the French Broad River to break a record.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Saturday to watch four top local chefs battle to impress judges at the 2015 Asheville Wine & Food Festival’s Chefs Challenge. A photo gallery by Cindy Kunst shares scenes from the competition and the festival.
Relive concerts by Jim Lauderdale, World Party, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Robert Earl Keen, Downtown After 5, Transputer, Slayer and more.
The Color Run 5K painted downtown Asheville with runners covered in colored powder.
Days ago, the chef arrived in Bristol Bay, Alaska and agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for a sockeye salmon sourcing adventure by sharing updates and photographs of his trip. Here is his final check-in.
The Market Place chef William Dissen is traveling to Bristol Bay, Alaska, and he’s agreed to take Xpress’ entire readership along for the ride by sharing updates and photographs of “one of the most sustainable fisheries on the planet.”
The brewery is rolling out a four-pack of outdoor spaces for visitors to the Mills River Taproom: the Back Porch, Beer Garden, Estate Garden and perhaps most impressively, a 600-person amphitheater.
On June 26, community members in the Asheville area gathered at the Vance Memorial in celebration on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of equality of marriage in all 50 states.